Cinnamon is desktop environment which is a fork of GNOME Shell. It is derived from GNOME 3 but has a look and feel closer to GNOME 2.

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How to disable window decorations in Cinnamon

I'm using Cinnamon, but would like to remove all window decorations -- I never use them, they only cost screen estate, and moving / resizing can be conveniently done with alt-mouse1 and alt-mouse2. ...
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Cursor position, dragging and resizing windows… with multiple monitors

I was finally able to get my four identically sized screens to work together, with three on one graphics card ( GeForce GTX 750 ) and one on a second card ( GeForce GT 730 ) in X11. It was a really ...
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Linux Mint 16 randomly freezing and freezes always after suspend wakeup

I've just installed Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon on Dell Latitude E6420. During an hour of use the desktop would become unresponsive and I was unable to access any TTY. It just froze up. The same thing ...
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Arch Linux problem: What is causing the black screen problem when logging into Cinnamon?

I first posted this in February, but I'm making the problem clearer because I had no responses in 6 months, and the problem still exists. My Arch boots to the terminal. I login as root. I start ...
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How to use Desktop Lock Screen and turn off XScreenSaver Login Screen?

I am running Linux Mint 17.1, Cinnamon Desktop, Compiz, and XScreenSaver. I want to be able to use the Desktop Lock Screen and turn off the XScreenSaver Lock Screen. Turning off the Lock Screen in ...
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How to programmatically rename virtual desktop on Cinnamon

I'm looking for a way to programmatically create a new desktop and then immediately give it some arbitrary name. Creating a new desktop is not a problem, but I can't find a way to rename it. I'm ...
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Firefox loses focus when switching keyboard layouts (Linux Mint Cinnamon)

I use many different keyboard layouts and I do change them often. That is why I defined keyboard shortcuts in Cinnamon (alt+F1, alt+F2 and so on). Now, this works ok in the applications I use, except ...
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Jitter while screen recording with avconv

I've figured out how to record decent quality with avconv now, the problem that remains which I also have experienced with ffmpeg and recordmydesktop is that my desktop background keeps flickering ...
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How does Linux Mint 13 GUI (Cinnamon) know which users have administrator privileges?

Recently Cinnamon crashed. And I can no longer: Change settings of network manager Mount any external disks (except by sudo mount ... on command line) Shutdown (only can log out) Click "unlock" on ...
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What keeps happening to my desktop icons?

I'm using Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon for an HTPC. When it originally boots, the desktop icons look like this: After I come back to it some time later, the desktop icons have changed and they look like ...
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Better Workspace Switch Indication Linux Mint

Is there a way to install a better indicator that I have changed workspaces in Linux Mint? For instance currently I get the text in the center of the screen saying Workspace 1, Workspace 2, etc. Is ...
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openSUSE - Remove all packages from a repository

I've installed cinnamon in my openSUSE to try it, but I didn't liked and removed cinnamon and cinnamon-session, but I noticed that there were still a lot of packages from this repository installed. # ...
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Installing KDE broke my Cinnamon installation

I started my adventure with Linux Mint installing the MATE DE. Then I installed Cinnamon and switched to it. Recently I wanted to try KDE out. So I installed mint-meta-kde, kde-full, amarok, ...
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How to add more system event sound effects in Cinnamon?

How can I add more sounds to different system events on Linux for different actions or events? For example by default on some Linux desktops, say Linux Mint for example, you get sound effects when you ...
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Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon 2.4.8 64-bit - Weird Desktop Crash

This crash thing is happining third time for me. I solved the last two by a refresh install of mint, formatted I mean. Nothing special happened when I was using the computer, than I shut it down. By ...
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2 monitors on GPU, 1 monitor on integrated graphics

I am on linux mint 17.1 cinnamon. Here is my xorg.conf: http://pastebin.com/6xCncZJ5 I can move my mouse around on the 3 monitors but can not drag the windows over the borders. Cinnamon is running in ...
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Automatically logout of cinnamon after period of idle

I have been searching around and I have been unable to find something that can logout of a cinnamon session after a period of inactivity. I am running Fedora 21 and I do not want something that will ...
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remove residue message on desktop

I started a FireFox session on a remote machine, which mainly acts as server. The connection is via ssh. Starting the session was slow (as always) because the machine has limited memory. After I was ...
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Do not lock session when switching user in Cinnamon

With the "Switch User" option of Cinnamon I can start another Cinnamon session. When I go back to the original session the screen is locked which is annoying. How can I prevent Cinnamon (or Gnome?) ...
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Double screen: desktops “moving” with the mouse

I am running Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, with Cinnamon 2.4.5. I have a double screen: my laptop's¹ screen, and another (Dell) screen, both with resolution 1920×1080. I have a strange bug (maybe is it a ...
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Using a picture as background in the filebrowser Nemo for directories which are not the home directory

im currently configuring Linux Mint Cinnamon 17 on a SSD as a Christmas present. I want to have the file-browser nemo display a .jpeg instead of a plain background in directories which should not be ...
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how to fix this: cinnamon stopped. your system is running in fallback mode

yesterday, I found out that the mint 13 xfce installation is acting different then before. I noticed that my dad's account was not looking it should normally. I tried my mom's account and when logged ...
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Icons not appearing next to custom categories in Main Menu

Just installed LM 17 Qiana Cinnamon. Installing applications and have added some custom menus. These appear as in the ~/.local/share/desktop-directories folder and look like: [Desktop Entry] Comment= ...
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How to change the opacity of the lock screen overlay in Cinnamon 2?

In cinnamon 2, lock screen shows the current wallpaper with a transparent overlay showing time. Is there a way to change the opacity/transparency of it?
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xprop -set _MOTIF_WM_HINTS hides maximized window

I want to hide/show the title bar of a window with a key shortcut. So I got this script from a website (of which I don't have the URL anymore): #! /bin/sh -x winid=$(xprop -root | awk ...
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How can I embed a console app's output into my X11 desktop?

I'd like to view NetHogs output on my desktop. For example, do any Conky or applets on Cinnamon exist, so I don't need to have a terminal open all the time?
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Use CTRL-SPACE to open menu on Linux Mint

I'd like to use the keyboard shortcut CTRL + SPACE to open/close the Linux Mint menu (similar to how Command + SPACE is used on OS X to show/hide Spotlight). I tried going to Settings -> Keyboard -> ...
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Cinnamon (Petra) crashed. Opens in fallback mode

I'm not an expert on linux. My cinnamon (petra) just started to chrash on logons and I have no opinion for what did I do wrong. I have found a set of errors on my .xsession-errors. The below one is ...
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Task bar, close, minimize, maximize etc. disappeared on Linux mint cinnamon

Yesterday, While logging in to my Linux Mint(cinnamon) I noticed that my task bar has been missing. And when I open any window, there is no close/minimize/maximize button. All this sounds weird to me. ...
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linux mint cinnamon - AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter keeps disconnecting

Lately I got a DELL inspiron 15-3521, I installed the latest Linux mint cinnamon. I have been having some problems with my Ethernet card, when i start my pc everything works perfectly for about 10 to ...
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touchpad scrolling lost when switching between physical and virtual tty

I have setup touchpad scrolling by running the following script in .xsession $ cat ~/bin/enablescrolling # enable two finger scroll synclient VertTwoFingerScroll=1 synclient HorizTwoFingerScroll=1 ...
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How to run cinnamon properly?

I am running cinnamon fallback, the output of inxi -SGx is System: Host: elie-Hp Kernel: 3.2.0-23-generic x86_64 (64 bit, gcc: 4.6.3) Desktop: Gnome Distro: Linux Mint 13 Maya Graphics: Card-1: ...
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I can't open the terminal in Cinnamon

I have Linux Mint 13 with Cinnamon installed, but I can't open a terminal using right click nor using CtlrAltt this is just an issue with Cinnamon, why is that happening? Update I tried to solve the ...
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TigerVNC Cinnamon session on Fedora 17

I'm trying to properly start a Cinnamon (2D) session in tigervnc-server on Fedora 17 "Beefy Miracle". The only way I currently know to accomplish this is to modify the file /etc/X11/xinit/Xclients. ...
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Is there a key binding to switch to “last” workspace in mint 17.2?

Mint 17.2, Cinnamon. I use dconf editor to set up my hot keys to switch between workspaces. Here is the relevant portion of my workspace key bindings: What I want is a key binding that switches ...
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Application icons missing from Cinnamon panel when running as root

I've written a little application and added its icons to /usr/share/icons/ path. I use Cinnamon desktop. When I run the application the desired icon appears correctly in the panel. But if I run it ...
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What renders my background image on cinnamon?

I'm running Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon 64 bit. My Cinnamon version is 2.6.13. What application is rendering my background image on my desktop?
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Inkscape: HiDPI GUI doesn't work on Cinnamon but works on KDE

I can't get Inkscape to use a HiDPI GUI on Cinnamon, but it works fine on KDE. I am using the Inkscape Stable PPA, but I have also tried Inkscape Trunk PPA as well, including the GTK3 trunk version. ...
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Weird dropshadow in Linux Mint Cinnamon panel (VirtualBox)

On my Linux Mint VM I see some weird drop shadows in my panel. What's causing this and how do I get rid of them? I tried changing themes but both dark themes ("Cinnamon" and "Linux Mint") seem to be ...
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Linux mint has just crashed - Jessie 8 (LMDE)

As per title, i did normal update to the system last night and after reboot my just stopped working and keeps falling back to 'fallback mode'. Tried to reinstall cinnamon no success. Tried to ...
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Running a DE in chroot?

I'm looking to run a desktop environment inside of chroot using Xnest. So far I've gotten Xfce to work but everything else not so much. Both cinnamon and gnome fail to run. Cinnamon gives me this ...
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What themes are those under Controls in Cinnamon themes?

I have installed many Cinnamon themes but those listed under Desktop affect mostly the Panel, not the windows texture: The window frame is set under Windows Borders, but what I am interested in is ...
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Themes app not showing preview for installed GTK themes (Window borders and Controls) in Cinnamon

I have installed Cinnamon in Ubuntu using a ppa. The problem I have is that newly installed GTK themes won't show previews in Themes application. Here are the screenshots. .As you can see the Window ...
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“primusrun cinnamon --replace” makes everything super slow

So I just installed a fresh Linux Mint 17.1 on a laptop with NVidia Optimus (NVidia GT525M + Intel GPU onboard) and installed bumbleebee and primus. Now, I decided to try to run cinnamon using ...
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File names not visible on black and white background

I run Cinnamon and my background is dark in one place and light in the others to the point where file names are not visible. How can I make them automatically adjust to the background color so they ...
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Probelms changing main menu in cinnamon after using gnome with alacarte

I'm running kali, which has a default gnome desktop. I downloaded cinnamon. The cinnamon desktop organized the applications in the main menu differently than the gnome desktop. When I open alacarte in ...
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Linux Mint & LIFEREA rss reader

I have the linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon distribution installed on my laptop and I cannot launch the software Liferea from the terminal, although, it will work fine if I launch that using the menu/icon. ...
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Linux Mint 17.1 Cinamon Desktop Icons Root Account

I am using Linux Mint 17.1 64 bit on vmware workstation (Windows 8.1 host). I mainly use Linux for testing programs I have written (some have to be compatible with Linux). And I want to get familiar ...
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can't launch applet as root: “could not grab your mouse”

I'm programming a cinnamon applet..It requires root access.. so I've managed to launch gksu when the user click on the applet.. but I get "could not grab your mouse" error I've googled this problem ...
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Linux Mint - cinnamon with xscreensaver

I cannot seem to disable cinnamon screensaver. I have disabled the lock screen successfully but the screensaver with the clock on the display keeps executing. I just want xscreensaver in favour of ...